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Ardgour Strawbale Bed and Breakfast

Ardgour Strawbale Bed and Breakfast
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60 Thomson Gorge Road,
Tel: 03 445 2323
Our home and bed and breakfast cottage contains two units which can be taken separately or opened on to each other to suit a family or friends. Set on 8 Hectares (20 acres) our land is planted in olives, raspberries and vegetables which we supply to local shops and farmers markets and are available for purchase. This rural location is an ideal base to explore Central Otago. We are 7km from the village of Tarras, 20 mins from Cromwell, 35 mins from Wanaka and an hour from Queenstown.

The cottage has superb views over surronding countryside and opens on to a rear garden and BBQ area. The rooms have cooking facilities and we have a small shop providing fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden, meats and meal ingrediants.  Breakfasts are provided to your room at a time to suit you.

Nearby are ample opportunities for wine tasting, trekking, cycling, walking, fishing, skiing, gold history discovery, crafts etc.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

Free Range eggs and spray free fresh vegetables and fruit in season.


Kitchenette, Microwave, Electric fry pan, Crockery, Cutlery, Toaster, Tea/coffee making facilities, Refrigerator, wardrobe, Table and chairs, Outdoor furniture, Broadband facilities, Freeview TV, Hairdryer, BBQ, shop, beverages, ample parking.

Total Capacity



Phone & Broadband Satellite TV


Walking, fishing, cycling, wine tasting, gold and heritage exploring, Tarras Village complex.

Tariff Includes

Bed and Breakfast


7km past Tarras on state Highway 8 going to Cromwell. Turn left at one lane bridge - Lindis River, 2.2km, to Thomson Gorge Rd. B&B is sign posted from Bridge.
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